Werksmans at 96 Rivonia, Sandton: Boogertman + Partners. Photos: GEZE GmbH

GEZE at work - Perfecting the art of law

Growing law firm Werksmans Attorneys is the anchor tenant at 96 Rivonia. The building is in the heart of Sandton Central, the commercial, business and entertainment ‘hub’ of South Africa, and home to ‘The GEZE Mile’.

The authoritative iconic design shows the building grounded in architectural elements of the past – Sandstone features atop a dark granite base, finely juxtaposition against a modern black glass box stretching forward and upwards to seemingly merge with the sky.

Says Danie Markgraaff Architectural Team Leader for Boogertman + Partners ‘The simplicity of form belies the challenge of the site which is compact and narrow requiring that form dictate function. We worked with Stephen Rich Interiors – Design Extraordinaire cc, together with their Architectural Arm, Master Worx to conceptualize the design, going on to ensure that efficiency ratios were optimized, and that green initiatives were incorporated, while harnessing natural light and ventilation’.

Perfecting the art of door-closing
Boogertman + Partners who attended to the design and fit-out of these new offices, challenged GEZE to specify high quality door-closing, safety and lock cylinders solutions. There was a critical need to focus on delivering a consistent and reliable experience for the occupants, while ensuring a beautiful streamlined aesthetic.

The newly completed building shows a disciplined approach across the offices and super-basement which presents as a beautiful cohesive whole. Equipped with GEZE hardware, the entrances and emergency-exits give people superior ease-of-access, and a dependable experience, while the elegant aesthetic is perfect for this professional environment.

Keeping GEZE close
GEZE’s German engineered solutions, create an elegant and functional presentation to occupants and clients:

  • GEZE TS 5000:  Entrance doors within the elevator tower provide reliable and dependable overhead door-closing, featuring an integrated guiderail and built in hydraulic end-stop. Closing speed can be adjusted and set from the front.
  • GEZE TS 3000: A door-closer suitable for fire and smoke protection compartmentalization was the perfect choice for the Janitor Doors.  With a closing force - adjustable EN 1-4, the closers can be fitted to both right and left swing doors without conversion.
  • GEZE 300 series: Emergency Exit-door Panic Hardware offers attractive styling combined with quality engineering with bolts, vertical pullman and horizontal catches.
  • GEZE TS 2000 V/BC: For the wash-rooms, overhead door closers with variable closing force was used. The closing speed can conveniently be set from the front, and the stopper setting is made using the arm.
  • GEZE Master Key System: Enables that the occupant is able to organise security access aspects of the building